Everest Chola Pass Trek is a mix of everything that the Everest Region of Nepal can ever offer. Join Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo lake and Chola pass; this will make your Everest Chola Pass Trek! Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes and cho la pass is for adventure lovers who want to take their trek a notch high. This trek offers you the famous lakes of Gokyo, the Gokyo Ri, the unforgettable Chola Pass, takes us through the landmarks of the Khumbu region adorned by smiling mountains, amiable Sherpas, intriguing monasteries, the famous Namche Bazaar, the immense beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park, and, undoubtedly, to the base of Mount Everest – the world's tallest peak. The trek offers us with the great views of the Khumbu Icefall, the unimaginable views of the greatest Himalayan ranges all throughout the journey, rare flora and fauna, quaint villages fluttering with prayer flags, antique Nepalese culture and so on.
Trekking to the Everest Base Camp through Gokyo Lakes and cho la pass, brings us a lifetime experience and breath-taking vista with the fascinating views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse Amadablam, Pumori, and Tengboche Monastery – the largest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. They reflect the history of human settlement in the mountains, the culture and traditions that evolved around for hundreds of years in the region.
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass is an adventurous excursion trip around Khummbu Region which takes you to some of the wildest and most spectacular areas of the Himalayas. The Gokyo Valley gives you the chance to lost in the glistening series of crystal clear glacier lakes and different spectacular views of Mt. Everest from Gokyo Ri 5,340m, while one of the high pass the Cho-la pass 5,545m draws the attention of trekkers from all around the globe for stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and gives the unforgettable experience. You will also get an opportunity to explore the Everest Base camp and Kala Patthar which allows the different views of Mount Everest and Mahalangur sub range of the Himalayas.
The months of February through May and The time from mid-September to November are considered as peak tourist season for trekking, hiking and expedition, due to friendly weather conditions accompanied by bright sunny days. The radiant mountains, verdant fields and the hillsides covered with colorful rhododendrons are the center for attraction during this season. However, to avoid the crowds of the peak seasons, the trek can be done around December, January and February with better preparation.
June to August is the season of monsoon hence, not suitable for trekking in Everest Base Cap via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass.
The Khumbu Region is well furbish and comfortable than other trekking routes in Nepal. You will get variety of hotel from budget to Luxury quality. Since the Everest is popular; you there are loads of hotels, tea houses and lodges along the way. However, not all accommodation has hot shower and other facilities in all settlements, particularly the budget ones. The facilities like WIFI and electronic gadget charging are accessible in accommodation for extra charge.
The accommodation we offer in this package is basic two bedrooms room in sharing basis. The tea houses are basic of Nature. However, they do come with a mattress, blanket, pillow and sleeping bag. We will provide you the hot shower facility on this package but for WIFI and the electronic gadget charging you will need to pay yourself.
The local operative and serve tea houses are the most common eating places in Khumbu Region. The hotels, lodges and tea houses along the way provide a wide range of food items. The menu features Indian, Chinese, Continental and Nepalese local food. When you will reach to higher altitude fewer amount of fresh food and vegetables available. When you progress higher the costs also rise due to transportation. The food and necessary items are carried by horse, mule, yak, people and helicopter.
Your clothing and trekking equipment plays the vital role to make your trip more joyful. Packing the unnecessary things can make harder, consider to packing only necessary gear and equipment helps you to fit as the trek is hard enough without an overloaded pack. Here is the list of basic equipment which may help you to pack up your bag. If you are missing some gear or your language is out of stock; purchasing every gear can be expensive! If you are not a regular trekker or hiker then it’s better to hire your gear in Kathmandu before head to Lukla.
The Everest Base camp trek via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass and other Everest Region trek route stands on Sagarmatha National park. Sagarmatha National Park is world’s Highest Area’s National Park and it is also listed in UNISCO world heritage sites but it’s dominated by Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the globe. As with all treks in National Park; you need Saagarmatha National park Permit. The TIMS card (Trekkers Management Card) and National Park Permit (Sagarmatha National Park) is needed for trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. The TIMS card is mandatory to ensure for safety, and the security of trekkers in the trekking areas. All the trekkers in Nepal must acquire TIMS card before start trekking. You will get the TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park Permit form Nepal Tourism Board which is located in Bhirkutimandap, Kathmandu. You can also obtain the Sagarmath National Park Permit in the route from Lukla to Namche. The National Park Permit fee is 30 USD and TIMS card fees is 10 USD.
Moderate level trekking’s is relatively less challenging which don’t require excessive planning and preparation. Although, trekking is meant to be and adventurous activity, it can be tough, depending on terrain, weather and higher altitude like Everest Base Camp. Here are the some tips for preparation for beginners;
Trekking to Everest region in the rugged trails at high altitude isn’t easy. Several things make it more difficult. Hence, physical fitness is must for hiking to trails of Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass. Walking daily and play any games twice a week on average will help you keep the pace even on the extend trail. If this is the first time that you are planning to trek in higher altitude, make sure you start at least a months on advance with an hour walk daily and give you time to acclimatize while in trip.
You should be fit mentally as well as physical for accomplish Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass trek. Being aware of the challenges coming along the trail; you have to prepare strategically for long day hike and be well prepared for the trek; otherwise you may lose focus and be stressing out quickly. Not to mention, train self ahead of the trek as it helps to beat tough stretches of the trail. Set goals and keep working on them before you long and steep ascent. Your positive mindset and strong determination can help you to accomplish the Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass trek.
Everest Base Camp via Gokyo lake and Chola pass trek goes up maximum 5,600m and it possesses a high risk of altitude sickness. Someone face varied symptoms of it at higher altitudes, especially for non-experienced and non-acclimatized trekkers. Thus, trekkers must give their bodies’ proper rest and sufficient time to adjust the weather and temperature in mountains. Hike slowly on the trail and avoid gaining excessive elevations as much as possible to face altitude sickness. Altitude sickness also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) caused by acute exposure to low practical pressure of oxygen on your body at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3,000m. However, all people can ascend to 3,000 meters without difficulty.Someone face trouble of nonspecific symptoms, at high altitude in low air pressure.
The guide has been train on the basis of technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide expert instructions. We provide first aid kits and our Guide are very professional and well trained to use first aid protection equipment. We suggest proper acclimatize itinerary for beginners. Alcohol also causes to dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Ascending is the best way to avoid altitude sickness, alcohol and sleeping pills are strictly avoid to consumption.
Weather in the mountains is often hard to predict. It is fluctuating from unnoticeable to a considerable so you have to prepare for extreme time while heading to Himalayas. You may need, retrace and steps back and use proper equipment to walk through stretches of snow.
Beginners are more likely to have difficult situation due to an over or under preparation. Prepare beforehand will help you prevent the challenges and overstocking. Trekkers who don’t pack necessary equipment will face trouble during the trek. You must wear appropriate clothing to protect against cold and wind.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Lake and Chola Pass may not easy as it looks! It’s a long trail more than 140km on a round trip. You will have to spend 5-7 hours an average each day on hiking and you will walk through terrain of rocks, Ice slopes and glaciers so you must have enough stamina. You will stay in tea houses along the way and you can expect to get first class service. You will have an only basic accommodation which comes as a disappointment for many of them. The trails crossing Chola pass and Gokyo are most challenging trek route of all. It demands a few skills like ice climbing and using crampons as well as good stamina. You should be strong enough at last otherwise, you won’t stand a chance to reach your ultimate destination.
Travel insurance is mandatory for all trekkers before trekking to higher altitude. It should provide adequate security for the trip to cover personal injury, medical expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of your language. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to your treks highest altitude.
Early morning we departure from Kathmandu to Lukla by means of mountain trip of around 40 minutes grand flight. With clear climate we get awesome perspectives on the mountains, including Everest as we enter profound chasm of the Dudh Kosi valley. You start your trek from Lukla following a delicate move up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. In this route you will have a better sight of Mt Nupla (5885m) Kusum Kangaru (6367m) and the Mount Kwongde Range. We at that point go for a simple stroll for around two hours to Phakding town for the medium-term stop and rest of the time walk around the town for understanding the local people.
After a decent breakfast at Phakding, we set out for the mountain intersection town of Namche; we cross and re-cross the waterway on high suspension bridges. Monjo is the passage to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up so as to secure and save the delicate mountain condition. We at that point take a lofty climb to Namche. On the off chance that the climate is clear, we get the indescribable look at Mt Everest. Namche is the door to the Khumbu. Namche is trading centre of Everest. You will see busy Saturdays will lots of trades. We will spend overnight here.
Namche Bazaar is a standout amongst the most appealing settlements in the khumbu region. We will have an entire day rest with the goal that we won't confront any issue ahead. Today we make a short acclimatization trek up to Khumjung, a great Sherpa village above Namche. You have entire day recreation for great all encompassing perspective or walk around the market You can likewise appreciate the awe inspiring views on Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, etc. There are likewise great scene from the National Park Center and Museum simply over the town
Collecting our self with climate at Namche Bazaar, Dole 4,040m is our next strolling goal. Very close to superb perspective on excellent scopes of mountain will inspire us in our adventure. We will trek through the primary preliminary of Kyangjuma Village. Playing on the nature, we will achieve Dole for our night.
From Dole our next goal is Gokyo Lake. Crisscross route will be our main trekking way. Sparkling perspective on Cho Oyu, Thamserku and Kantega are exceptionally close and noteworthy. We will rest in a few viewpoints. For memory we can take pictures. Walking down through the stream will be our primary strolling preliminary. Ngozumpa Glacier is additionally climbed this day. Later we will reach the heavenly Gokyo Lake. Spending our at some point on Gokyo Lake we will back to our place for night.
This day early in the morning we have a lofty move up to the highest point of Gokyo RI (5357m). There are breathtaking perspectives on the Gokyo valley, the huge Ngozumpa Glacier and an unbelievable all encompassing perspective all in all Khumbu mountains range, such as Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7879m), Makalu (8481m), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche top (6495m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). After appreciate the lovely perspectives at Gokyo Ri at that point come back to Gokyo (4750m) and spend night at teahouse.
Today is your short day hike to Thangnak. Its solitary two hours trek from Gokyo Lake however its extremely wonderful trek through the Ngajumpa Glacier. Walking over the stream through suspension bridges we pursue the valley and past the main lake, known as Longpongo at 4690m, where we get the opportunity to watch the Lama impressions on a stone.The second lake, Taboche Tsho hypnotizes us by the shining turquoise blue sheet of water shimmering in the sun.
This is the day your another fantasy time - rising the Cho La Pass! You will begin your adventure from the Thangnak. In 60 minutes, you will be at the top and climb further. The trail is steep, and on occasion you will scramble over stones. The highest point of Cho La Pass will invite you with petition banners, and offers you the stunning perspectives. At that point, you will drop down to the Dzongla. Spend overnight at Dzongla
Today's walk offers the delightful perspective on the Mt.Tawache, Ama Dablam and toward the north Pokalde 5,741m, Kongma-Tse 5,820m, the extraordinary mass of Nuptse. Moreover, subsequent to achieving the intersection where the way from Pheriche joins above Thugla edge with incredible scenes of Mt.Pumori and different pinnacles of Everest. From Lobuche, the trail is continuous grade at a generally low elevation and ends up steep and rough till Lobuche Glacier. We can enjoy all encompassing views on Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dabalam, Tawache, Pumori and many snow-topped mountains. Once at Lobuche Base Camp, we set up the tent for the medium-term remain.
The trip from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5160m) takes only a few hours, leaving sufficient opportunity to proceed to the pinnacle of Everest Base Camp and you can stay overnight in Gorak Shep and reach EBC promptly the following morning for the most obvious opportunity with regards to great climate. At 5545m, this little pinnacle offers the best view you'll get of Everest on this trek.
We lose around 2,000 feet in height today and trek on a trail with a great deal of high points and low points. We plunge through a slope loaded up with rhododendron and juniper trees and traverse the Dudh Koshi River. We travel quickly through pine woodland where we can see much of a stretch spot mountains goats, fowls and other wild creatures and feathered creatures of Everest Area. The way in the long run reaches Sansa from where we can appreciate perspectives on Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We stroll on winding trails finished by another walk in forest before coming to Namche Bazaar. We stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
After breakfast in Namche, you'll begin steady and steep trek towards Phakding. This is a difficult day. The course comprises of various high suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River that you have to cross. You will discover numerous scarves tied on the two rails of the bridges. Sherpa people trusted it as an indication of good karma.
Following here and there trail from Khumjung to Phakding, you will appreciate the wonderful perspective on Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. At last, we come back to Lukla from where we began our trek. The trail is gradually down slope. We pass numerous Sherpa town, Mani stone and Dudh Koshi River during our excursion. We might likewise want to celebrate our trek accomplishment. Finally we can explore Lukla.
We fly 35 minutes flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport. We will then move to lodging. You can explore Thamel area (our guide will assist you) and at night goodbye supper in Nepalese Restaurant. We will provide you trek completion certificate. Later, we will spend overnight in Hotel.
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